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Scolioneura vicina Konow, 1894
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forms an edge mine


Food Plant: Betula pendula (Silver Birch), B.verrucosa (White Birch)

Egg: at the edge of a leaf

Mine: May - June

Notes: This is the early season miner on this plant; mines formed later in the season are due to Scolioneura betuleti. Blotch mines are formed at the leaf edge. There may be more than one mine in a leaf. The larva is pale green, with a brown head. A female was found in May 1942 in Ireland (Liston and O'Connor, 2005). The mine illustrated is the first record for mainland Britain.

Data: 10.vi.2008, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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